Elim­i­nat­ing ex­tra point hot topic for ev­ery­one

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - By Rob Maaddi

It’s time to elim­i­nate the ex­tra point. Twelve misses in one week are far too much for fans to en­dure.

It’s time to elim­i­nate the ex­tra point.

Twelve misses in one week are far too much for fans to en­dure. Kick­ers are de­cid­ing too many games and no­body wants to see that.

NFL teams should be forced to score from the 1-yard line to get an ex­tra point af­ter touch­downs. For two-point con­ver­sions, put the ball at the 5.

Ex­tra points were au­to­matic un­til the ball was moved back to the 15 at the start of last sea­son. If teams can’t de­pend on kick­ers to put the ball be­tween the up­rights from 33 yards out, get rid of the play.

Maybe even get rid of kick­ers en­tirely. Abol­ish field goals , too. That’ll make football fun again. Here are other over­re­ac­tions fol­low­ing Week 11:

OVER­RE­AC­TION

The Browns (0-11) are get­ting closer to a win. They stayed close un­til the end against the Steel­ers.

RE­AL­IS­TIC RE­AC­TION

No mo­ral vic­to­ries for win­less teams.

OVER­RE­AC­TION

The Vik­ings (6-4) are back on the play­off track.

RE­AL­IS­TIC RE­AC­TION

They needed two re­turn TDs to beat the Car­di­nals (4-5-1). A first-place show­down looms at Detroit (64) on Thanks­giv­ing Day.

OVER­RE­AC­TION

Rus­sell Wil­son is a bet­ter re­ceiver than any­one the Ea­gles have.

RE­AL­IS­TIC RE­AC­TION

Wil­son had more yards re­ceiv­ing than all of Philadel­phia’s re­ceivers at one point in the fourth quar­ter of Seat­tle’s 26-15 win. Still, he’s a quar­ter­back.

OVER­RE­AC­TION

The Cow­boys (9-1) and Sea­hawks (7-2-1) are head­ing for a show­down in the NFC cham­pi­onship game.

RE­AL­IS­TIC RE­AC­TION

They’re the class of the con­fer­ence but they have to get through six games and then must win a play­off game.

OVER­RE­AC­TION

Jameis Win­ston will lead the Buc­ca­neers (5-5) to the NFC South ti­tle.

RE­AL­IS­TIC RE­AC­TION

A win at Kansas City (73) was im­pres­sive, but the Bucs get a re­al­ity check vs. Seat­tle next week.

OVER­RE­AC­TION

A team with a los­ing record will win the AFC North.

RE­AL­IS­TIC RE­AC­TION

The Steel­ers (5-5) or Ravens (5-5) should get to eight wins.

OVER­RE­AC­TION

Ja­son Pierre-Paul is back to his Pro Bowl form.

RE­AL­IS­TIC RE­AC­TION

He only has four sacks de­spite 2½ against the Bears on Sun­day.

OVER­RE­AC­TION

Dak Prescott is the best rookie QB in NFL his­tory.

RE­AL­IS­TIC RE­AC­TION

Dan Marino went to the Su­per Bowl in his sec­ond sea­son. Ben Roeth­lis­berger was 13-0 and reached the AFC ti­tle game. Work to be done.

SETH WENIG — AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Giants kicker Rob­bie Gould missed two ex­tra points in win over Bears.

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